Friday, May 1, 2015

Revolution


In my lifetime, there has been no more revolutionary musical development than the arrival of the Beatles on the scene.  In turn, their 1968 song Revolution addressed the civic turmoil of the 1960s.  To illustrate this, I went to Echo Books and Records in Fort Myers to listen to Revolution 
as the 33 rpm vinyl record album revolved on the record player.
(Younger viewers:  Ask your parents.)


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26 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

I agree with you, Jack, that was really a big musical revolution ! Excellent choice for this theme !

SRQ said...

Well done, Jack! Nice one. I haven't heard an actual record in a long, long time! I'm not familiar with Echo -- might have to check it out. Have a nice Friday!

Tanya Breese said...

you get an A+ on today's assignment :)

RedPat said...

I had exactly the same idea, Jack! I know I have a 45 rpm copy of Revolution somewhere it my stuff but I couldn't find it! Love this post.

Kate said...

Ah, a REVOLUTION in musical style!!

Rob Siemann said...

I had this vinyl as long time, one of my first

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful record Jack!

LOLfromPasa said...

I'm back and what a delight to see your posting today. Extremely well thought out!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic Jack, I couldn't agree more, the Beatles opened up a whole new world of musical experiences..So perfectly groovy for the theme today :)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do love this one -- as always, but what fun memories it has stirred up!! Definitely a groovy one for the theme today, Jack!!

William Kendall said...

I see you also brought the Beatles in on this one. Good choice for the theme, Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

I love your take on the theme. I remember those days and that song very well. I don't think I've seen and actual record player in many years.

VP said...

I still have the cd, but also the liquid version. A very good choice for this theme day...

José Mendonça said...

I was thirteen when I bought my first record: The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love". Brilliant entry, Jack! Love the "Ask your parents"! :-)))

Taken For Granted said...

Right you are! This was the soundtrack of our youth. Your photo brings it all back.

Christopher Frost said...

It's interesting to see the revival of vinyl over the last couple of years, after the domination of CDs. The price of them is a bit of a shock though, as they are very expensive compared to when I bought them in the 80s

Lois said...

I thought of this song when I was wondering what to post for this month's theme. Now it is stuck in my head!

Bob Crowe said...

I had those albums but not anything like that record player. And it's sure not a stereo.

Randy said...

Love that turntable and album.

Kay said...

Ahhhh, yeah. Lots of memories there (and a big smile on my face). Thank you for a great hit of nostalgic revolution.
(Yes. Little girl photo c'est moi.)

Chrissy Brand said...

Great interpretation Jack. Vinyl is biggish again in UK but amongst hipsters mostly. Had a brilliant USA holiday thanks, planning a 6th visit there someday 😊

Jim said...

A great theme day post.

EG CameraGirl said...

You came up with a perfect post for this CDP Theme Day, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent post. Ah the good old days. I think I still have my vinyls somewhere in my parents' cellar!

jennyfreckles said...

Great post for the theme. A 'blast from the past', as they say.

Halcyon said...

I should have known I could count on you for such a great idea for this theme day. Love the different layers both the literal revolution of the turntable and the musical revolution of the style. :)